Faithfulness (2)

Feb 6, 2024

‘It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.’1 Corinthians  4:2 NIV

Faithfulness requires making 100% of your effort 100% of the time. The magazine Insight once published an article by Gary Sheer called Strive for Perfection…or Else! It contained some alarming facts! The article said if 99.9% was good enough, 103,260 income tax returns would be processed incorrectly that year, 22,000 cheques would be deducted from the wrong bank accounts within the next 60 minutes, 12 babies would be given to the wrong parents each day, two plane landings daily at O’Hare International Airport would be unsafe, 18,322 pieces of mail would be mishandled within that next hour, 291 pacemaker operations would be performed incorrectly that year, 880,000 credit cards in circulation would turn out to have incorrect cardholder information on their magnetic strips, 20,000 incorrect medicine prescriptions would be written within the next 12 months, and 107 incorrect medical procedures would be performed by the end of that day. Those are pretty sobering statistics, especially if you are one of the people whose life is affected! Here is the bottom line: only your best should be good enough in any situation. Anything less than that will never be good enough because it reflects your failure to be totally faithful and completely dependable. That’s why the Bible says, ‘Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.’ With God, faithfulness isn’t merely a concept or a suggestion; it’s a requirement of all who serve Him – and that includes you!

SoulFood: Num 22-24, Matt 11:20-30, Ps 108, Pro 3:31-32
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2024

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